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Crew:

  • Commander
  • Radio Operator
  • Driver
  • Gunner
  • Loader

Advantages:

  • Rapid rate of fire and reasonably good damage per minute
  • Highly mobile: good speed and maneuverability
  • Excellent 12 degrees of gun depression plus strong gun mantlet make hulldown tactic a viable option.
  • OK dispersion on the move, ability to use Vertical Stabilizer and excellent terrain resistance.

Disadvantages:

  • Upper hull armor is exceptionally poor
  • Low penetration and shell damage compared to other Tier 6 mediums
  • Tall profile, large and weak sides are easily hit and penetrated
  • Does not have particularly good acceleration for a flanking medium, although it maintains speed well and turns very quickly.
  • Engine damage is occasional from the front.

Tank description:

The M4A3E8 Sherman is an American tier 6 medium tank.The M4A3E8 is one of the most mass-produced modifications of the main U.S. armored vehicle of the World War II period. The tank featured the welded hull and Ford GAA carburetor engine. A total of 11,424 vehicles with the improved HVSS suspension were produced by Fisher Tank Arsenal and Detroit Tank Arsenal from June 1942 through March 1945. The vehicle is also known as M4A3(76)W. It took part in many after-war conflicts up to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.Nicknamed as the "Easy-Eight" or "E8", this tank is a quicker, slightly better armored version of the M4 Sherman. It also has an upgraded 76mm gun with an improved rate of fire and better accuracy. Considering all this, the M1A2 should not be overlooked on the upgrade path in comparison to the M1A1 as it really brings out the E8''s strengths. Despite the increased armor compared to the M4 Sherman however, the E8 is still a very soft target and will be easily destroyed if it stays exposed to enemy fire. In addition it''s twin, the M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo has thicker armor and a few more hitpoints than the M4A3E8 Sherman, but worse gun handling (dispersion on the move) and gun depression. Finding a balance is a necessity and is excellent practice for the American mediums that are to follow, which all share a similar lack of armor. Its strongest point is its excellent mobility. It accelerates very quickly on all grounds, and loses little energy in turns which makes it an ideal flanking tank. Anyone who underestimates this gem will very soon become a smoking wreck.The M4A3E8 Sherman leads to the M36 Jackson, and the T20.

The M4A3E8 is one of the most mass-produced modifications of the main U.S. armored vehicle of the World War II period. The tank featured the welded hull and Ford GAA carburetor engine. A total of 11,424 vehicles with the improved HVSS suspension were produced by Fisher Tank Arsenal and Detroit Tank Arsenal from June 1942 through March 1945. The vehicle is also known as M4A3(76)W. It took part in many after-war conflicts up to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.